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About nobleswood

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  • Birthday 08/23/1962

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    2004 V11 sport, 2013 1200 8v Griso
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  1. Finished making the fork cap extensions that are to go on the V11’s Showa forks. I had a welder add the aluminum tube & then I turned the rough fabrication on my mini-lathe. Thanks to Chuck for the long distance coaching which got me through the initial set up. Machined the ‘nut’ today & am quite pleased.
  2. I did the same, added the fairing to my Griso. Made up some brackets & moved the headlight forward but am pleased with the result.
  3. Thanks Kiwi_Roy. I'm fairly sure I'll have to study your advise a few times to make this work but it's one of the improvements I'm hoping to make. First on my V11 Sport then on Griso.
  4. I imagine any of the tail tidy's need a hugger to stop the shock getting trashed with road dirt... And so it goes more things to do.
  5. Footgoose, thanks for posting that; I like how that tail tidy looks & will fabricate one similar. Who makes the indicators ?
  6. Ah you’ve shamed me into it Whilst I can see 5 mm being stiff enough for the fore & aft loads, will that be enough for the side to side vibration ? Does there need to be a rib added ?
  7. It's for the stock V11 2004 version. I was musing about what I wanted to do to clean up the lines of the rear of my bike. Pull the blanket of a mudshield from the tyre & install a slimmer cleaner hugger. Cut the passenger footpegs off the muffler hangers. Then fabricate a tail tidy of sorts. Change the bulbous brake light for an LED unit. Then as the beer adjusted my capacity for what is reasonable, started looking at those sexy Rizoma turn indicators. At that point I realised I'd strayed into fantasyland & went to bed So if anyone has a set lying around, of no use...
  8. Any one have the hangers that support the mufflers & passenger pegs ? Cheers
  9. If you get over to GrisoGhetto & do a search you'll find quite a few people who have tweeked the Griso suspension. From the price conscious to the former racer spending what he considers to be a modest amount but good value with a suspension star. On my 2013 I purchased a used Ohlins from an Aprilia RSV4, had it rebuilt & changed the spring to better suit my weight. The Showa forks are good enough for various Aprilias, GSX-R's & Honda CBR600's over the years. Have them rebuilt by someone changing the springs & re valving them. Racetech or Ohlins sell valves that fit. It is
  10. I bought a Hyperpro shock from Scud, who is on the forum sometimes, he bought it from the USA dealer in NJ. Haven't had a chance to ride the bike with it installed yet, but I'm sure it will be an improvement
  11. Two electrical issues I had, the first which you don't seem to have but I'll mention in case it comes up, the bike would start with the handlebars turned to the left but not the right. Turned out to be a pair of bullet connectors to the sidestand or neutral switch or something, which when the handlebars were turned to the right pulled on the wiring harness & opened up the connectors enough to stop the bike starting. The next issue, which you might have, is the wiring to the ignition switch is likewise not supported well enough. The connections are soldered & with the flexing of th
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